The 2019 Leadership Institute in Secondary Special Education (LISSE) program provides a cohort of DC teachers with the resources and supports to develop leadership skills through participation in an intensive professional development program aimed at supporting the use of evidence-based practices to integrate the College and Career Ready, Common Core State Standards, and Individualized Education Program goals within the curriculum for secondary students with disabilities.
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, American University will host a day-long professional development conference, where the LISSE teachers will share their research findings and actions plans for their schools. During these interactive presentations, the audience will be invited to provide feedback that the teachers will use to further refine their presentations. In the fall, the teachers will be facilitating a more comprehensive version of these presentation as professional development for their school-based colleagues.
General educators, special educators, and school staff serving students grades 6-12, as well as pre-service teacher candidates, and education faculty in local universities are invited to attend. Participants will receive free lunch and coffee, free parking, as well as qualify for eight OSSE professional learning units (PLUs).